Based on the formation, stones have varying textures natural, rough, polished. However now a days the stones are fabricated as the desired texture and their usage. There are six main types of textures that are in use.
As the name suggests this kind of texture comes with natural clefts
which imparts a very natural look. To achieve natural surface texture
the stone is ripped along its line of cleavage to reveal the natural
grain & texture. This texture gives an undulating surface with great
Flamed texture provides a rough surface to the stone. The roughness in
the surface is brought by bursting of crystals when the stone is heated.
Such a surface gives an irregular textured finish.
This texture makes the surface of the stone non-reflective. Such non
reflective surface is the result of grinding surface with high grit
material to a uniform specification. Thus honed stone colors are not as
vibrant as polished stones. A smooth finish with a slight sheen is
produced by using a polishing head. This surface is very smooth, but
often very porous.
The top surface is pneumatically tooled to produce a pitted or grooved
surface finish. It uses a pounding action that develops a textured
This surface is marked by textured surface with a matte gloss. Such
finish of is similar to cleft. The sand blasting involves projecting a
high-pressure airline coarse-grained grit, onto the top surface of the
Polished surface texture is a reflection of polished crystals. Such
texture brings out the vibrant colors and grains of natural stones. The
shine on stone surface is not result of any coating but comes from
polishing bricks and powders used during fabrication.
Sawn surface is coarsely polished that leaves a semi-smooth, regular
finish. It is done by using a gang saw.